it is the worst possible last thing we can do to enforce some kind of spending discipline. i did not vote for the budget control act because of the sequester because i thought it was absolutely the wrong way to go forward in terms of that. but every other option has been rejected by this administration, even bipartisan efforts. pickett mark warner great credit for trying to pull together the senate, working with a team of six, saxby chambliss and others. at one point, 38 of us, 19 democrats and republican senators sent a letter to the president say mr. president, will support a grand bargain, even that each of us would want more of this are less than that.